assembly Bill A10457

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensing of vision impairment specialists

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 27, 2016 referred to higher education

A10457 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7936
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8909; amd §§6503-a, 6507 & 6505-b, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §§1203, 1207 & 1301, Lim Lil L; amd §§121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A3968, S3381
2019-2020: A6875, S4695
2021-2022: A5740, S3763

A10457 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensing of vision impairment specialists.

A10457 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  10457

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 27, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the social services law, the  limited
  liability  company  law  and  the  partnership law, in relation to the
  licensing of vision impairment  specialists;  and  providing  for  the
  repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 168 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 168
                      VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS
SECTION 8900. INTRODUCTION.
        8901. DEFINITIONS.
        8902. USE OF TITLES.
        8903. STATE BOARD FOR VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS.
        8904. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE WITH  A  SPECIALIZATION  AS  AN
                ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SPECIALIST.
        8905. REQUIREMENTS  FOR  A  LICENSE  WITH  A SPECIALIZATION AS A
                VISION REHABILITATION THERAPIST.
        8906. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8907. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8908. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
        8909. SEPARABILITY.
  S 8900. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF VISION
IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS, AND PROVIDES FOR THE  LICENSING  OF  ORIENTATION
AND  MOBILITY  SPECIALISTS  AND  VISION  REHABILITATION  THERAPISTS. THE
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED
THIRTY OF THIS TITLE SHALL APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S 8901. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. THE PRACTICE OF "VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALIST" SHALL MEAN PROVIDING
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF, AND TRAINING FOR, PERSONS WHO ARE VISUALLY
IMPAIRED  WHEN SUCH ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION AND TRAINING INCORPORATES THE
FULL RANGE OF SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TASKS SUBSUMED IN  THE  SPECIALIZA-
TIONS OF THE PROFESSION DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AS:  (A) ORIENTATION AND
MOBILITY  TRAINING, AND (B) VISION REHABILITATION THERAPY. SUCH SERVICES